Working at PHLP

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Working at PHLP gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals; to influence rules and policies that impact vast numbers of people; and to protect the dignity and health care rights of the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.

We are blessed with amazing staff, interns, and volunteers. Our team consists of driven, bright, compassionate individuals who bring great ideas, hard work, and a willingness to dive right in.

At PHLP, we are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace.  All applicants are invited to include in their cover letter a statement about how their unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and inclusive perspective of our staff and our work.

  • The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) seeks energetic, confident, and culturally sensitive individuals for two (2) fellowship positions to help low-income crime victims get health care services and supports. The fellows will especially help survivors of violent crime (e.g., firearms) with lifelong disabilities caused by the criminal encounter.

    Because of COVID, the fellow can work remotely, however, occasional in-person contact with PHLP staff may be required. All training will be delivered virtually. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling and expedited basis.

    PHLP Mission and Strategies: PHLP has a single focus: protecting and advancing the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals. We primarily serve clients seeking health insurance coverage or services through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

    About the Position: It’s part-time. We seek persons impacted by gunshot violence to help us secure healthcare services and supports for people harmed by shootings. Fellows can be direct or indirect victims of gunshot violence. The fellowship comes with a stipend of $1,800. It is important that fellows be tied to their communities and be committed to helping those disabled from gunshot injuries. PHLP will train and equip the fellows (e.g., smart phones, computers).

    Duties and Description: The position will require some or all the following:

    • Significant contact with survivors of gunshot violence, their family members and advocates about Medicaid and PHLP’s services
    • Maintaining accurate records of all contacts with victims, their family members, and victim service organizations
    • Generating referrals of crime victims to PHLP by working with survivors of gun violence
    • Be (or capable of becoming) well-versed in speaking about the wide range of services and supports available through Medicaid (crime victims are often not aware that Medicaid can pay for personal care, home and vehicle adaptations, home delivered meals, and respite for caregivers, for example). Training will be provided.
       

    Required Qualifications

    • Background working with crime victims preferred
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to connect with survivors and families to assess needs resulting from gunshot violence
    • Excellent active listening skills to understand the specific situation of each victim of crime and to recall this information in follow-up conversations
    • Possess compassion, positivity, and patience in abundance to build authentic relationships with low-income victims of serious crime
       

    Compensation: Stipends of $1,800 (no benefits)

    How to Apply: Email hr@phlp.org describing your interest and relevant experience. Put “Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling and expedited basis. All applicants will be contacted to confirm acknowledgment of the materials and then contacted only if selected for an interview.

    PHLP is committed to a diverse staff. People of color, persons who are bi-cultural or bi-lingual, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

  • The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) seeks a highly motivated individual to be based in our Philadelphia office.  In the near term, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful candidate is expected to work remotely.  The Development & Communications Associate will collaborate with the Director of Development & Communications and the Executive Director to expand PHLP’s supporter base, cultivate and steward donors, and increase visibility of the organization.  We are seeking an outstanding writer/editor with strong design capabilities who can quickly digest complex content and produce high quality materials for a variety of audiences.
     

    Our Mission and Strategies:

    PHLP is the designated state-wide health advocacy project of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.  PHLP has a single focus: to protect and advance the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals.  In support of this mission, we primarily serve clients seeking health insurance coverage or services through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. We also counsel and advise low-income clients about other health insurance coverage programs like Medicare and the Marketplace.  

     

    About the Position:

    The Development & Communications Associate is expected to work across programmatic areas at PHLP to ensure consistent messaging and branding, both within the organization and in the larger law nonprofit community.  A successful candidate will be able to set priorities and manage time well independently.  This is a full-time position.  

     

    Responsibilities/Duties:

    Development

    • Support the creation and management of fundraising plan and oversee accurate record keeping related to PHLP funding streams
    • Manage the donor acknowledgement process
    • Conduct monthly financial reconciliation of all gifts in conjunction with PHLP’s Project Administrator
    • Work with PHLP’s leadership to expand revenue sources through prospect identification, research, and strategic outreach

     

    Communications

    • Develop and update organizational printed materials and website, in conjunction with senior staff
    • Act as point person for PHLP’s website style and content: collaborate with the website developers as needed; assign content-writing to staff as necessary; edit all aspects of the website to ensure consistent tone and style
    • Monitor and assure that all communication vehicles have a unified brand identity and meet production quality and accessibility standards
    • Produce community education materials and organizational/promotional materials for a variety of communications and fundraising purposes
    • Create content for, proofread, and format all PHLP’s electronic and print communications (e.g., newsletter, annual report)
    • Assist with proactive media outreach and reactive media responses as needed.
    • Post to, manage, and monitor social media accounts
    • Track key communications metrics, including website and social media analytics
    • Utilize technology to create dynamic content for website and social media
    • Assist PHLP staff with trainings and webinars
       

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as Marketing, Business Development, Communications, English, or Journalism

     

    Skills/Experience:

    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Experience with design of electronic and print materials; familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, or similar graphic design applications
    • Highly skilled in MS Office applications, including MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • High level of comfort working with various diverse stakeholders (i.e., donors, board members, senior leadership, attorneys, business executives, volunteers)
    • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, and as a part of a team, in a fast-paced and at times deadline-driven environment
    • Proficiency in database management
    • Demonstrated commitment to PHLP’s mission and core values
    • Experience with website management system and email marketing services

     

    Compensation:

    Competitive salary (i.e., $40,000 to $45,000) will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  PHLP also provides a generous package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave, and holidays.

     

    How to Apply:

    Submit a resume and a cover letter by email to hr@phlp.org.  In your cover letter, we invite you to tell us about your unique background and about your experience with underserved communities.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling and expedited basis.  All applicants will be contacted to confirm acknowledgment of the materials and then contacted only if selected for an interview.  Address cover letter to:

         Mr. Laval Miller-Wilson, Executive Director
         Pennsylvania Health Law Project
         123 Chestnut Street, Suite 400
         Philadelphia, PA 19106

     

    Diversity Statement:

    PHLP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply.  People of color, persons who are bi-cultural or bi-lingual, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

    Download a copy of this job description here.

  • We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021. 

    PHLP invites summer internship applications from rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Interns are based in our Philadelphia office. Intern tasks include client interviewing and intake, handling Medicaid eligibility and service denial cases under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, assisting Attorneys and Paralegals with case preparation, observation of both in-person and telephonic Administrative hearings, research projects with a legal or public policy focus, and statewide health policy advocacy.

    PHLP is unable to offer payment for summer internships, but we will happily work with your law school to award you credit for your internship hours, if applicable.

    The successful candidate will be a “self-starter” who has little need for supervision, an interest in experiencing non-profit legal/advocacy work from the inside, and commitment to improving access to quality health insurance coverage and services for all Pennsylvanians.  PHLP particularly welcomes summer internship applications from law students interested in later seeking a post-graduate fellowship.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Pamela Silver at psilver@phlp.org.

  • PHLP’s Philadelphia office welcomes school-year internship applications from undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. We require a 10-20 hour per week commitment and will work with your institution, if applicable, to arrange for course credit.

    Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to hr@phlp.org.

  • PHLP evaluates candidates for sponsorship for post-graduate fellowships on a rolling basis. Candidates interested in applying for an Independence Foundation Fellowship, Skadden Fellowship, Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Philadelphia Bar Foundation Fellowship, Martin Luther King Fellowship, or other post-graduate public interest law fellowship to work in the health law field may apply.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter indicating your interest in health law and any ideas you have for fellowship project proposals to Laval Miller-Wilson lmillerwilson@phlp.org.

    While ideas for project proposals are welcome, they are not required.